TRC2303 - Evaluation of Impacts Due to a Bridge Closure: A Case Study of the Mississippi River Bridges in Arkansas

The objective of the proposed research is to quantify the multi-modal impacts due to a Mississippi River bridge closure. This study will consider different scenarios/combinations of bridge closures (i.e., full and partial bridge closures that take account of one/both directions, single/multiple lanes, and day/night closures), including all the Mississippi River bridges in Arkansas (i.e., I-40, I-55, HWY 49 and HWY 82 bridges). A comprehensive multi-modal analysis will be performed that considers the number of vehicles, trucks, and marine vessels/barges disrupted due to the bridge closure (with all potential scenarios/combinations) and applies detailed cost conversions to monetize direct (delays) and indirect (safety, infrastructure, operations) impacts. Also, this study will develop an Excel-based tool to conduct “what-if” analyses for decision-making purposes, whether for operation, maintenance, or planning activities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $239,178
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
      McLean, VA  United States  22101

      Arkansas Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Managing Organizations:

      Arkansas Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Project Managers:

      Chun, Sanghyun

      Elia, Hala

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      4190 Bell Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States  72701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hernandez, Sarah

      Mitra, Suman

    • Start Date: 20230701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01888181
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arkansas Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 19 2023 5:39PM